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Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus - Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH

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96
world-class

3,942 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,942
Reviews: 2,038
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 251
Gots: 337 | FT: 7
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Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH visit their website
Germany

Style | ABV
Weizenbock |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-01-2001

Formerly Schneider Aventinus.
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Photo of NoLiberty
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep rich chocolate-walnut brown. Deeper than brown, almost poster color. Rests with a two-finger head, creamy foamy and thick. Aroma is big and sweet, some alcohol with barleywine-like notes. Some caramel and tart apple. Phenols and alcohol are present. Nice. Taste is fronted by fruit: raisins, tart apple, roasted fig, nuts and caramel. Middle is warmed by alcohol and finishes smooth with lingering taste of raisins and roasted malt. Very nice again. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very clean and light bubbles and almost effervescent. Almost a saison body. I could session this beer for while.

Photo of Gehrig
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Positively outstanding in flavor, this beer is an unusual amalgam of wheat and dopplebock rife with complexity. When I first saw it, I was concerned that the diverse malts and styles would tug the beer in opposite directions. Not so. The smooth texture and rich, fruity, caramel flavors adhere very nicely, allowing the fruity caramel of the dopplebock to interact well with the wheat hop side. Two great tastes that taste great together! The presentation is sterling, with three full fingers of frothy goodness resting atop a slightly cloudy walnut brown body. The scents and flavors are rich and variegated, with berries, caramel, a little coffee and chocolate, and a hint of bananas combining with good wheat hops. There is a slightly syrupy taste that arrives in the middle, but the dense flavoring outweighs that.

Really worth trying, and a surprisingly pleasant admixture of styles that work well.

Photo of alexgash
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I couldn't remember the last time I'd had this, but I figured that since I was bottling my own weizenbock today, I should drink this purple beast. Pours a murky dark brown (with a reddish tinge) with a towering tan head. Smell: rich vinuous character with sweet hints of bubblegum, some banana, and hint of alcohol. Taste is tangy champagne banana wheat bread. Acidic, yeasty, sour apples, some clove. Finish is wheat bitter with lingering banana yogurt and alcohol. Delicious. Big and uncompromising, yet utterly drinkable. I can only hope my brew turns out one third as good!

Photo of phishgator
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Aventinus doppelbock glass. Big foamy head with slight tan hue. Thick murky, brown, hazy, with the yeast added in. The aroma is pumpernickel bread, little banana bread, and yeast. The taste is the aromas with a touch of alcohol and cloyiness. The body is filling and after one bottle I am done for the night. A great example of the style.

Photo of bennetj17
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This brew has a dark reddish brown plum-like color, with a nice head and lots of fizz. The smell is complex and fruity, maybe a hint of raspberry in there. There is a nice acidic, tarty sweet taste followed by a solid bitter finish, with some spiciness at the end. It's full bodied and the high carbonation lifts you right up. For 8% the alcohol is not overpowering. Definitely worth stocking up on this one...

Photo of PerzentRizen
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

WOW this beer is huge. I never thought german beer could be anything like this. I like the massive flavors this one packs.

I poured my Aventinus into a German long neck, bulb top, wheat glass. The sight is amazing. The beer actually glows in the light! Aventinus has about ten different colors and the cloudiness lets me know that this is going to be extremely flavorful.

The aroma is hard to describe. I can smell the typical double bock / weizenbock aromas but they are much more expansive in this beer. My mouth is actually watering as I smell this beer.

The flavors go from deep malt, to strong banana, to bread, and then to chocolate with a twangy wheat finish. This is a really long beer with a great look, aroma, flavor, and name. I will definately seek this one out again.

The mouthfeel is decent and fairly light considering the action packed flavor.

I think this beer is a great beer with amazing attributes and very drinkable. I would drink this any day of the year. Cheers!

Photo of Jimmys
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL into tulip.

A: hazy, cloudy dark brown body. head is ruby white. dense. very dense. good retention. a sludgy like lacing.

S: bananas and clove. moves into a milky, creamy, Bailey's like aroma. some darker fruit notes as well, but not glaring.

T: starts super fruity. pears, apples, bananas. after the fruit the flavor moves into a little bit of char. the wheat adds such a meatiness to the body, it gives the beer milkshake qualities.

M: just a tad under-carbonated in my opinion. very gentile fizz, but like i said, just not enough. medium body.

D: the booze catches up with you, but is definitely not the focal point. great complexity on the palate. couldnt get as much on the nose and a slightly lacking carbonation are my only nit-picky complaints. otherwise solid.

Photo of Rijtjeshuis
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

look ~ this one pouts a medium brown with some nice orange high-lights in it. the brew is very opaque. head is large: cream-colored, moussy, and long-lived; it rises to a decent height and falls at an average pace with little lacing. some nice visible carbonation.

smell ~ a really pleasant, strong aroma. the grainbill has some rich melanoidins (prunes, grapes, etc) and wheat. the yeast is filled with spices (cloves, vanilla) and some fruit (banana). A little bit of alcohol. No real hop presence.

taste ~ nicely complex and still light. the melanoidin on the grain-bill comes out a bit stronger on the palate, this is strongly reminiscent of prunes/plums with a bit of grape in mix. It also has some nice grain wheatiness. no darker roasty notes. the yeast flavor is very similar to a hefe (banana/clove/some black pepper on the finish) with some more vanilla in the mix. Overall, it tasted like a milder dunkelweizen with some stronger bock notes. No real hops, a light hint of alcoholic fussels (floral)

feel ~ light body with high carbonation. this lightness dries out the finish and also helps keep the complexity from getting too muddled. A bit of an acidic pinch and alcohol heat on the finish that give an interesting feel with the spiciness.

overall, I really enjoy this brew. I find that this brew is a little more Hefeweizen like than some others of this style. I find it one of those complex-without-being-too-muddled brews that I love because it achieves a great balance.

this one is the grand-daddy of weizenbocks and it richly deserves the title.

Photo of jamesm7485
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Been drinking nothing but dipa's ris's and all that crazy stuff latley so its time for a change!

The beer pours with a light amber base that gets progressively darker as it reaches it's perfect white head.

Smells like a bastard child of la folie and ayinger doppelbock absolutley heaven

The taste has less sour tones than the smell would lead you to beleive however the over powering sweetness that is present in some doppelbocks is much more controlled here.

The mouthfeel has some initial carbonation but is very smooth overall not ten fidy smooth but this isnt exactly ten fidy now is it.

Drinks very well for the abv and the style probably couldnt do more than a few bombers without being on my ass but amazing never the less

Photo of Osiris9588
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 3oz sample at a tasting at Spagio Wine Cellars in Columbus. It pours a murky amber color tinged with honey toward the bottom.

The aroma is very yeasty and malty, warm and toasty, consisting of orange peel, corriander, and an array of fruits. The taste has a root beer quality, flavored by corriander, cinnamon, brandy, anise, cherry, and blackberry.

The mouth is complex, as the yeast and sugar interact with one another. A great beer.

Photo of ADR
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark caramel color, medium bubbled thick head that is charged from bottle fermentation. Slightly marmalade and malty aroma. Nice smell...Deep maple, raisins, and spice flavors, fades just about perfectly. Just a touch of wheat acidity. Nice medium body that's not at all sticky. Finishes as diminished spicy and raisiny, not cloying, adding to drinkability. Dang fine brew here.

Photo of andjusticeforale
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Out of a pint + purple bottle; poured a dark hazy black-brown with a head with poor retention.

The aroma took a minute or two to settle into a smell of a typical dunkel weizen; wheat smells of banana and well just very traditional, some clove and residual sweetness. No yeast detectible to me, no sediment that I could appreciate.

The initial taste was a toasted wheat and banana and clove, some dried fruit and raisin/plums. The mouthfeel was medium to full, and the big chunky fruity meatiness of the wheat was then offset by two things; first, the alcohol, warming, present, not-unwelcome, finishing like a sip from a snifter of brandy. This coupled with the mouthfeel, a more than-normal carbonation for a wheat beer, with a small bite, made this feel classy. This was simply the thing that distinguished this from just being a big, flat apple juice tasting dunkel.

I read another review and saw a comparison to Victory Moonglow, they are very similar beers in flavor and taste, but the Aventinus has a more refined mineral quality to the water, and more brandy-alcohol-medicinal phenols in the finish. Otherwise, it is true, they are the same animal.
This is worth a try, if for nothing else, to taste a classic and elegant portrayal of the strong dark wheat style.

Photo of HalfFull
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml. bottle poured into a weizen glass. Pours the murky brown of the Bunratty River, and with an inch of off white head atop. Offers decent retention and keeps a surface cap until the finish.

Yeast on the nose, and complex for a weizen, with banana and some dark malt. A bit of cinnamon like spice and a lightly wafting alcohol sense. Opens up to enhance the yeast notes even further.

Taste is quite clean given the color and smell. A bit of caramel/red malt on the finish combine with notes of banana that are deep yet not sweet in a simple sense. A nice carbonation carries everything through well. A bit of chocolate cherry/dried fruit wraps it all up. Smooth on the feel given the carbonation and a tingle of sweetness that masks the ABV on the tongue. The beer seems to morph as it settles, offering an array of scents and flavors. Ever changing, yet always positive, this beer shares genes with many a style, including Weizens, Bocks and Belgian Darks.

Had on tap previously and found to be overly malty and nondescript. Notably superior from the bottle.

Photo of akorsak
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 500 mL bottle served near room temperature.

A: The beer is a deep orange-brown color that had a large head on the initial pour. After the pour subsided, a small white ring remained.

S: The beer has an unmistakable clove aroma, estery with hints of banana.

T: The first flavors to hit are light wheat notes. They soon give way to the weizen esters. They are fruity but reserved, not fully taking control of the beer. As the beer warms on the palate, a slight alcohol burn emerges but it is not that astringent.

M: The hefe weizen aromas combined with the stronger wheat body make this a good tasting beer.

D: The beer is very drinkable, the deceptive abv notwithstanding. The beer combines the enjoyable flavors of a hefe weizen with the strength of a bock, nicely done.

Photo of Boilermaker88
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presented as pictured. Filled my tall, proud weissbier glass with a hazy, deep brown color topped with a big bubbly beige head that faded quickly into a squirming, writhing, almost living cap kept alive by steady streams of bubbles rising from the depths.

Smell is a wonderful melange of bananas, cloves, brown sugar, caramel, prunes and light alcohol. The alcohol really made itself known after swirling the glass a bit.

Taste: Wow, that's damn good! Starts off with a yeasty, bready flavor followed and some light banana and clove, not as strong as in a Bavarian-style hefeweizen. The taste is sweet and is intensified by the caramel/brown sugar flavor and dried fruits. The alcohol is well hidden. You don't really taste, you just feel it as a faint warming sensation.

Feel is light-to-medium bodied and bubbly. A little too carbonated, maybe. It really wakes up the tongue.

This beer is incredibly drinkable save for the ABV %. I could keep on drinking this but I'd be whacked in short order. That said, this is an excellently crafted beer wholly worthy of the praises sung on its behalf by BA's in countless Forum threads. Add another devotee to the list!

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz from the Coop for ~$4.25.. poured into my small weizen glass.

Good 3 finger head atop a slightly hazy chesnut brew.. Why is there no lacing?

Big banana and pink bubblegum.. fairly thick caramel malts.. spicy cloves throughout.... more cloves as it warms.

Flavor is fantastic and complex.. probably beyond me. thick spicy ester on the front end are complimented by the malts. Spicy banana.. caramel and brown sugar with husky grains.. finish is loong spicy.. more clove spiked bananas with bubblegum at the outer tongue. Viscosity is very smooth and creamy.. suprisingly light carbonation given the head... sooo complex. Fairly big body helps keep it all together.

Aventinus is the German version of an American Barleywine.... "Let's see how much flavor we can get out of the grains, yeast, and water." I need to re-review this one .. the last time I had it was a few months ago at the Front Door, and I loved it.

Photo of largadeer
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark but clear brownish-amber, almost the color of whisky, with a two finger off-white head that eventually recedes to a ring. No lace to speak of.

Smell: Caramelized banana, brown sugar, a bit of spicy clove and chocolate. Damn near the quintessential weizenbock nose.

Taste & mouthfeel: Rich and sweet; flavors of chocolate and banana, caramel, toasted nuts and spice. Smooth on the tongue, soft but ample carbonation from bottle conditioning. Delicious but quite rich and decadent; I don't think I could have more than one of these in a sitting.

Photo of IBUnit63
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chunky, rye head with staying power...almost lumpy. Hazy Dunkel-ish body has a dark mahogany tone to it. Quite rustic - looks viscous and dangerous.

Aroma is very clean...almost like a powerful Hefe, but with a bit more residual sugar and alcohol. Thick and sweet with carmelized ginger and esters of yeast and coriander.

Exceedingly refreshing for style. Clean, pure wheat notes with powerful molasses and rye bread backbone. Sort of like drinking a ginger snap (is that where that cookie thing came from?!). Tingle from carbonation works wonders to keep this from being heavy. Powerful yet balanced.

Mouthfeel is very powerful. Well-balanced with a full-bodied start and finish that brings out the wheat in spades. No style drift here. Still, very crisp and clean considering the huge flavor profile.

This packs a wallop with such bountiful taste but still is quite drinkable. Awesome, maybe quintessential style example - very clean.

Photo of Gasp100
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep, dark forboding mahogany and very cloudy with a wispy off white head that leaves minimal lacing after dissipating from a huge white plume of foam.
S - Ripe dark fruit, dark cherry, alcohol, plum, citrus... wait, is this a Belgian Dubbel or Quad?
T - Dark fruity malt meets Hefe wheat.... no other style of beer tastes like this and this is the perfect example of what a Weizenbock should be. Toffee, chocolate, dates, figs, slight acidic and astringent citrus notes as well.
M - Big, full, smooth and very light at the same time.
D - At 8.2% the alcohol is warming but extremely well-hidden and this just begs to be enjoyed over and over... dangerous.
This is my favorite Weizenbock hands down with only Victory Moonglow even coming remotely close to this in flavor and body. This is on my top 10 (maybe 5) all time best brews ever. Timeless.

Photo of WaltTrombone
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark brown, with a fizzy tan head. Aromas were malt, caramel, smoke, grapefruit. There were many flavors, truly a complex beer! Malt, caramel, cherry, chocolate, orange, grapefruit, peach, clove, cinnamon, and sugar. 8%ABV is well hidden. The mouthfeel was smooth and light, with mild carbonation. The finish was smooth, with malt sweetness predominant.

I can see why this is on the Top 50 list; it's got that perfect combination of well-blended, yet complex flavors. Prosit!

Photo of cleeze
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been sitting on this brew for a quick minute, thought it was time to crack her open!
It poured a beautiful dark amberish brown color with a nice foamy off-white head with decent lacing.

Smell was malty overall. Also picked up on some great citrus as well as a little bannana in the mix as well. My nose picked up on a hint of alcohol as well.

YUMMY YUMMY in my TUMMMY! Again sweet malts up front. Such complexity in this brew. Also a great blend of citrusy goodness with some bannana. Alcohol has a great warming effect.

Photo of demcorhip
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

An excellent beer, it totally blew me away last year when i first tried it. Decided to treat myself to another last night. A beer that deserves all its praises.

Appearance
Pours a deep, clear, colour, almost as dark as mahogony. A one finger pale tan head formed on the pour. The mildly carbonated brew produced a very thin collar of lacings.

Aroma
Rich aromas of wheat and barley malts. Nutty whole wheat, hints of banana, toffee, and the rich aromas of dark fruits, dates prunes, raisins, all overtop of a hint of cocao. A mild grassiness from the hops is also evident.

Taste
Much like the nose, a rich whole wheat, nutty, banana bread with dark fruits incuded as above, with a touch of cocao powder thrown in for even more richness and complexity. The mild hops add an additional layer of flavour to this rich brew with their mild, understated grassy and decaying leaf character.

Mouthfeel
A rich, smooth, almost creamy brew, loaded with wheat and barley malt. Well balanced according to style, with a pleasing hop accent at the finish. This medium to full bodied brew gave some alcohol warmth as it was savoured.

Drinkabilty
An excellent, decadent sipper. Great for a winter night, or to sustain onself throughout lent. Also a truely great example of a wheat beer, and how wheat beers can be as rich and full in flavour as any all barley brews. Best wheat beer I've had the pleasure of enjoying yet. Highly recommended.

Photo of adammills
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a dark purplish brown with a simply enormous head. I poured this beer into a large glass stein and had to pause for quite some time for this monster head to go down. As it did so, small clumps of this frothy head were left behind. Oddly, the head consisted of large bubbles toward its base, and the top of the head was almost like whipped egg whites. Real nice smelling beer, sweet malts, caramel, and a grape like fruitiness that I was not expecting. It is the same in taste. Terrific. Very smooth, the well measured carbonation lends a creamy mouthfeel. A nice spice twang that seems to eminate from the alcoholic warm in the back. I might sense a slight hop hint as well. Nice and balanced. Very enjoyable.

Photo of abcsofbeer
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this one at a German restaurant. Pours out a purplish,brown color, not very clear, but with ample carbonation. First, I got a crazy big head that dissipates quickly, down to a thin white ring at the top of the brew. There is no lace to be had.

The aroma is sweet grapes, kind of winelike accompanied by dark roasted malt. It really jumps out at you after opening the bottle. The taste is a nicely flavored warming alcohol along with some spicy fruit. It is very well blended between these two flavors. There is also a nice blend with malts and hops. Goes very well with German food. The doublebock style is becoming one of my favorites. Very good beer.

Photo of Beerzebub
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a big wine glass at 57 F/ 14 C.

Deep red-brown color, with a good finger of cream colored head that mostly goes away, and finely textured lace.

Aroma of brown bread, clove, banana, apple butter, some hot green chile, and mild solvent. Deep, complex, and very nice.

Tastes malty up front, like toasted sweet brown bread with a bit of molasses, then big waves of warm spice and ripe banana hit, with ripe apple and solvent following close behind. Some tealike astringency comes in after several seconds, balancing the fruity solventy sweetness. Long finish, spicy, fruity and astringent, becoming almost dry.

Nice little bubbles. Fizzy at first, but after some swirling the texture is silky smooth. Good drinkability despite the solventy esters.

Schneider Weisse Tap 6 Unser Aventinus from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn GmbH
96 out of 100 based on 3,942 ratings.